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A Conversation With Jo Ann Barefoot Jo Ann Barefoot joined the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in 1978 and later became the first woman to serve as deputy comptroller. She has founded several businesses, is on the board of fintech companies and is co-founder and CEO of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation. This conversation with Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder, which has been edited for length and clarity, first appeared in The Slant podcast in February. Your personal story is almost as interesting as your professional story. So, when it comes to adventure and travel, tell me, were you really…

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Naomi Snyder


Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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